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My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

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Post by Gaige Daughtrey on Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:42 pm

Things Required:

1. 7 rubbermaid containers (2 large and 5 small)
2. some way for heat (I use room heating to 78-82 degrees)
3. bedding, can be cornmeal, oats, bran, wheat germ, ect.
4. highly preferred to use some sort of moisture for them to eat which can be vegetables, fruit, and polymer, but can also be other things too
5. a large sifter

Steps:

1. Setting Up the Containers:

-put the bedding in one of the large conainers (1-2 inches deep)
-put in the moisture food, in which I use carrots, and keep adding more as they dry out along with taking out the dried up or moldy ones
-lid is optional
-put in the mealworms

2. Pupa:

-when you start seeing pupa take them out and put them in one of the small containers using the setup above
-when they hatch they will turn into a darkling beetle (they do not bite and if they did you would not feel it)

3. Upkeep:

-after about 2 weeks of beetles and pupa being in a small container move them to another setup small container and keep repeating that
-when you see the bedding moving take the container and dump everything into the 2nd large container and replace the small container's bedding
-after a long time of doing this you will start seeing much less bedding just take the sifter and scoop up the large container's bedding (the large container with the more mature mealworms so that you dont get babies going through)until all the frass (poop) is gone then just add more bedding
-if mold starts growing in the bedding remove the portion of the bedding that is moldy
-if moths lay eggs in one of the containers (most commonly the indian meal moth) then just take the mealworms out and dump the bedding outside somewhere then clean it with hot water then dry it then add more bedding

4. Enjoy the Satisfaction That You Have a Large Amount of Mealworms!

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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:43 pm

That's fine, I could copy and paste it into your post if you want.
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by Gaige Daughtrey on Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:44 pm

Oh yah, I'm stupid...

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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:44 pm

There fixed Wink
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by High Lord Dee on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:42 pm

Gaige Daughtrey wrote:Things Required:

1. 7 rubbermaid containers (2 large and 5 small)
2. some way for heat (I use room heating to 78-82 degrees)
3. bedding, can be cornmeal, oats, bran, wheat germ, ect.
4. highly preferred to use some sort of moisture for them to eat which can be vegetables, fruit, and polymer, but can also be other things too
5. a large sifter

Steps:

1. Setting Up the Containers:

-put the bedding in one of the large conainers (1-2 inches deep)
-put in the moisture food, in which I use carrots, and keep adding more as they dry out along with taking out the dried up or moldy ones
-lid is optional
-put in the mealworms

2. Pupa:

-when you start seeing pupa take them out and put them in one of the small containers using the setup above
-when they hatch they will turn into a darkling beetle (they do not bite and if they did you would not feel it)

3. Upkeep:

-after about 2 weeks of beetles and pupa being in a small container move them to another setup small container and keep repeating that
-when you see the bedding moving take the container and dump everything into the 2nd large container and replace the small container's bedding
-after a long time of doing this you will start seeing much less bedding just take the sifter and scoop up the large container's bedding (the large container with the more mature mealworms so that you dont get babies going through)until all the frass (poop) is gone then just add more bedding
-if mold starts growing in the bedding remove the portion of the bedding that is moldy
-if moths lay eggs in one of the containers (most commonly the indian meal moth) then just take the mealworms out and dump the bedding outside somewhere then clean it with hot water then dry it then add more bedding

4. Enjoy the Satisfaction That You Have a Large Amount of Mealworms!

http://feedersandpetsbreeding.myfreeforum.org/about6.html

Would love to see a picture of your sifter. About that time for my new colony. Thanks.
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:11 pm

How is your New Colony Doing HLD? Do you have any babies yet?
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by High Lord Dee on Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:12 am

Still looks like mostly adults? Need to transfer some out. Way too many I think?
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:55 am

Hmm babies are really small [like really small] just take out the beetles and look at the substrate and see if it moves, if it does then you got babies!
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Post by High Lord Dee on Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:46 am

I think I just dumped out 100's!!! I had the old container and left it open. Had 100's of little tiny white things all over my desk! Thought they were mites!

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Post by dermy on Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:47 am

I thought that the first time too. Yes you might have thrown out some sad
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by High Lord Dee on Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:57 am

affraid !!!!
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:00 pm

But don't worry my mum threw out my whole first batch and my beetles laid more Wink Just be more careful next time Wink
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Post by High Lord Dee on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:55 pm

In the process of transplanting the adults now. I had no idea the babies would be that small!
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Post by dermy on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:57 pm

Yes at first they are Microscopic! But they grow fast. I can see my 2nd Batch Now!
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Post by High Lord Dee on Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:25 am

So, I have two enclosures now. Both are looking good and should see some great results in a week or so on the first one. I am going to pick up three more enclosures and just keep rotating the adults into new substrate. Should end up with a Bazillion larvae.
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Re: My Efficient Mealworm Design (Really Good Design!)

Post by dermy on Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:09 pm

That sounds great. My new improve method works well. One day I should make a Tutorial on it.
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